SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Video: The VTScada Driver Multiplexer - Part 1 - What Is It?

    VTScada HMI software has long supported automatic failover of both application servers and internet servers. New in VTScada 8.1, the Driver Multiplexer (or DriverMUX) expands this concept to include both redundant PLCs and redundant communication links to the HMI

  2. What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker

    High up in the Tehachapi Mountains of California’s Central Valley lies the largest consumer of the state’s electricity, driving 14 centrifugal pumps, each rated at 80,000 hp.

  3. Raising The Bar On Scalability

    Automation and information systems represent a major investment for industrial businesses, both large and small. Long-term protection of that investment should be a significant consideration when selecting a partner and a system.

  4. Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

    The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

  5. Four Ways Ignition SCADA Speeds Development

    Have you ever been trapped in “development hell”? If you’ve been involved in developing software applications, you can probably relate to the feeling. Modern technologies offer many promising possibilities for your enterprise, but the actual process of development can feel endless and painful, especially for control engineers or other professionals who may not have extensive training in software development. In this white paper, learn about the development platform.

  6. 50+ Years With Neptune And Building On A Decade of R900 Technology

    The Public Works Utilities of Billings, Montana, began their partnership with Neptune Technology back in the 1950s and was an early adopter of Neptune’s ARB® absolute encoder meter reading technology in the 1960s.

  7. Remote Diagnostics Will Reduce Service Costs And Increase Uptime Of Filtration Systems

    Filtration OEMs can use built-in device diagnostics to monitor and maintain automation component performance.

  8. Peer Perspectives: The Dilemma Of OEM Control Systems Cost Escalation

    An under-utilized strength exists for manufacturers of performance-based equipment. This strength is controlling cost through the warranty/guarantee you, as the manufacturer, provide.

  9. Is Remote Monitoring Right for Me?

    Budgetary constraints and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure have water utilities looking for ways to operate more efficiently, even as customer service expectations and regulatory demand for more sophisticated reporting and usage information are on the rise. Fortunately, many water treatment plants have found a solution to these seemingly contradictory requirements in remote monitoring systems, which allow utilities to conserve water, operate efficiently, and ensure that the assets within their network are performing well.

  10. SCADA Cybersecurity: What Every Water Utility Should Do Now To Prevent An Attack

    Danger isn’t always obvious. Often the worst threats are the ones that go undetected— until they strike.